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I finally received my new work machine yesterday, an "Infinity Book Pro 13 v3" from Tuxedo Computers.
The hardware is fucking great:
- 32gb RAM,
- 8th gen Intel i7 quadcore CPU
- Two Samsung Pro SSDs, one of them NVMe
- QHD+ display, (3200x1800), but set to HD (1920x1080), 768gb of hd space in total, which is more than double of what my old one had and the SSD was never even remotely full, so it's more than enough
- good keyboard and touchpad (both feel really good, to the point where I'm actually comfortable using the touchpad, though I normally prefer a mouse)
- no dedicated graphics, because why? It's not for gaming or video rendering, etc.
- aluminium body (just the body, the screen border, or however it's called, seems to be plastic)
What I do like about it so far:
- it's really fast and snappy due to the aforementioned hardware
- 5 years warranty
- it's a German company (and, well, I'm from Germany)
- made with Linux in mind, and has Linux pre-installed (see below why this is also a disadvantage)
What I don't like about it:
- there is a visibly lighter patch on the upper right corder of the screen (there is a name for it that I forgot) which seems to be a quite common nuisance with even some of the better displays, because my old Samsung Ativ Book 7 had this too), but it's only really visible when the screen is set to the highest brightness and the background is very dark, so it doesn't really bother me, since the screen as a whole is very good, sharp and anti-glare
- the lid is a little wobbly, not too stable indeed, probably because the screen is framed with relatively thin plastic (in the same color as the light aluminium body)
- I don't know too much about the other hardware parts, like motherboard, etc. but that's my own fault, I didn't look too deep into it
- it's not very flat or nice looking, it even looks cheap, in my eyes, but I don't really care, and maybe it's even a good thing, because it's deceptive and thus the laptop is less likely to get stolen
- the installed Ubunto (Tuxedo Ubuntu) is fucking ugly, pretty buggy and contains a lot of proprietary changes, so the first thing I did was replacing it with Linux Mint 18.3 (soon to be replaced again with Linux Mint 19, I presume) which suddenly runs smoother and nicer altogether and also feels a lot nicer, since I'm used to it
It's really pleasant to work with it so far, even though the laptop is not as sturdy but somehow still more bulky than my old Ativ Book 7. The 13.3 inch screen is perfect for me, and the machine feels lighter or at least just as light as my old one.
Thanks to @adifferent and @kolaente for mentioning and recommending Tuxedo Computers.33
!rant (yes, again, go figure)
The rest of my hardware has finally been shipped and will arrive tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, so I should be able to start my build at the weekend.
I also got all the missing cables, a keyboard and my crappy 1080p monitor from my office place, so I can start gaming and benchmarking right away, when I'm done.
Next year I might sell some organs in order to buy a sexy 21:9 curved monitor, even though I won't be able to sit particularly close to my desk anymore, because a massive boner will probably obstruct.
Anyway, the weekend is gonna be amazing!5
A while ago the company I'm working for had this independent designer on contract so I was assigned to set up his workstation. Brand new pc dual monitor Photoshop license gaming keyboard and mouse cause "the lights kept him focused". We're talking about a 2000€+ machine and tools. I don't know exactly what that wanted him to do as I didn't ask. Who cares. The best part is below.
So I set up his things and all and make him a shortcut to the file server on his desktop. I then proceed to explain to him that this server has the files of every dpt in the company and told him where he could find his.
His only response was when he asked "how about my internet access?"
Me: everything except some "very certain sites"
He: Eeeehh well I kinda need those. Just give me access, I won't tell anyone.
Me: Sorry sir, I cannot do that company policy.
He: I'm telling you I need the access, I'm not kidding.
Me: Ok sir, if you really need it, open a ticket to the admin and if you explain your reasons I'm sure you will come to an agreement.
He: That's bullshit kid, if you won't do it I'm gonna report you for denial of service and do it myself.
Me just nodding and walking away: You do that sir.
So ofc I went and informed the admin that this guy might pull something.
Soon enough, a few weeks later the admin calls me over to his desk and points at the screen trying not to burst in laughter.
The guy (designer) brought an HDD and filled his folder on the server with porn. We're talking about 200gb or something.
When confronted he said something about severe anxiety and that porn was his way of calming down. Some guys told me my name came up in the VPs office but after the "evidence" nothing really happened except his contract getting terminated.
I think we learned something that day. Don't jerk off in the office guys :)10
My new Setup :) for code and play
2x 27's Asus Monitors
Macbook Air 11' i7/8gb/512SSD
MSI i7 (6700HQ)/16gb/512SSD/970GTX
MSI i7 (6700HQ)/24gb/128SSD/960GTX
Keyboard Cheery Red Corsair
Corsair Gaming Mouse
DXRacer Gaming Chair
Logitech Speakers :P
There are a lot of mechanical keyvoard fans among you, and since I'm building a new PC and already got a new M500 (still my favourite mouse for everyday tasks and gaming), I thought I should get a new keyboard too (I only have a solar-powered keyboard for programming that I often use with my laptop at work which isn't suitable for gaming and not mechanical either).
I like mechanical keyboards, because I'm a pretty tactile person, but I'm not into the loud clacking other than normal typing. As I ubderstand it there are different cherry MX key colors that feel and soubd differently. Blue ones offer the distinct clixkibg soubd, red ones don't offer direct tactile feedback, brown ones are like blue ones without the clicking sound, etc.
Which ones do you prefer? Can you recommend a spefmcific keyboard or specific Cherry MX (or a similar producer's) keys/keyboards? Different needs for gaming/writing/coding?32
Got a cheap FHD TV. Brought a 5 metre HDMI cable with a discount. Brought wireless keyboard and mouse. Connected the TV with my gaming PC and plugged in my keyboard. Also plugged in a xbox gaming receiver.
Now playing video games and watching Netflix with the POWER of a pc. I love off days.7
- awesomfuckin CPU with lots of SSD storage
- dual monitors (wide screen)
- super dope backlit mechanical keyboard
- that alien looking super expensive gaming mouse I saw on Amazon (Cuz why not)
- beats headphones
- that gaming chair with every type of support available4
Why this keyboard is called gaming keyboard it is same as my previous keyboard with just some highlighted buttons.
By the way I brought this combo for mouse only as it was cheap.7
My arms are dead, between a LAN party weekend and work + fun Python stuff on the side. I don't know it I can even type right now
Which one? Mechanical? Regular?
Any recommendations? Only thing I need is it to be silent and not glow like a lamp. Mostly for coding work stuff, 0 gaming.12
Building a dev/gaming PC - What do you guys thing about these specs:
+ Mouse Cooler Master Storm Mizar SGM-4005
+ Intel i5-6600K
+ SSD 2.5" Samsung 850 Evo
DIMM 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz Kingston CL10
+ Cooler Master Hyper 212
+ PSU 750W CoolerMaster GM series G750M
+ PCX GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/3xDP VR Ready DX12
+ Monitor 25" Dell UltraSharp U2515H LED IPS, 16:9, QHD 2560 x 1440
+ Keyboard Gigabyte K85 Mechanical Gaming
+ ATX Case Fractal Design Core 3500 Windowed
+ Motherboard (not sure yet)8